Thursday, 1 December 2016

Why are young sportsmen going bald?


The sportsmen have a body fat percentage (BFP) to follow. Some sportsmen are considered fat if this ratio is high. So to prevent this, most of them do not eat fats.

What is in your head?

Sixty percent of the solid weight of your brain is fat. DHA (omega-3) accounts for 40% of the polyunsaturated fatty acids in the brain, and 60% in the retina of the eye. That is why nowadays milk powder with DHA are very expensive as manufactureres know DHA makes a smart baby.

Food for all organs in your head is mostly fats. If you deprive your head of fats, you will not think straight. That is why people get dementia, mind not working as fast as before, grey or no hair and bad eyesight.

image from internet, for illustration only

image from internet, for illustration only

As you can see, the hair is just like a plant. If you do not water your plant, it will die. Same for your hair. If you do not have good fats in the head, your hair will fall. So eat more food constantly with good fats like coconut, salmon, sesame seeds, etc.

What about grey hair?

Hair turns white is because they are short of protein. To make up for the lack of protein, eat full-protein food frequently like soy, chia seeds, meat, full-fat dairy, etc which may help to replenish the missing protein.

Ref: 
Grey hair due to lack of protein
Humans ran on fat not glucose


Health Benefits Of Black Vinegar

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Black vinegar is a popular condiment in the Asian cuisine, used in sushi and a wide array of other dishes.

Unlike colorless vinegar in widespread use for cooking, black vinegar is drunk daily in small quantities for health benefits as it was only recently that black vinegar’s healthful effects were scientifically demonstrated.

Black vinegar is made by fermenting unpolished rice, wheat, sorghum or millet. During fermentation process, the color of black vinegar darkens, its aroma and flavor get more intense and the content of amino acids, vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients increases.

Black vinegar is known to have more amino acids and other essential nutrients than colorless vinegar. Amino acids are proteins that your body needs in order to repair body tissues like muscles, hair, skin, etc.





Health Benefits
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Prevents cancer
  • Prevents fatigue
  • Prevents sore muscles
  • Detoxifies the body
  • Improves digestion
  • Prevents plaque build-up (heart disease, stroke, etc)
  • Improves blood circulation (fights infections, illnesses, etc)
  • Relieves pain and heal fractures (aids sports injuries)
  • Disinfects wounds and kills bacteria (in body and food)
  • Promotes weight loss
  • Balancing your body pH
  • May indirectly treat your chronic diseases

Word of caution
  • Vinegar is acidic, and if you drink a large amount on an empty stomach, it may hurt your stomach lining or cause acid reflux or gastritis. So drink in moderation or add water to dilute the vinegar.
  • Remember to gargle your mouth with water after drinking vinegar as it wears down the protective enamel of your teeth, causing cavities.

Ref:
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2004/06/22/business/more-japanese-turning-to-black-vinegar-as-healthy-pep-drink/#.WD5tZPl96M9
http://biofoundations.org/?p=1959
http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/health-benefits-of-black-vinegar/
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20110624000815
https://www.sgh.com.sg/about-us/newsroom/News-Articles-Reports/Pages/Healthmagicinblackgarlic.aspx

Why cancer of the pancreas is so deadly




In Singapore, pancreas cancer ranks as the fifth and sixth most common cause of cancer death among men and women respectively.

The pancreas is an organ that secretes digestive enzymes and other hormones such as insulin to regulate the body.

The cancer’s initial silent symptoms and aggressive biological behaviour mean it is often too late by the time it is discovered.

As the cancer advances, patients may develop yellowing of the eyes, tea-coloured urine and pale stools, unexplained weight loss and pain.

While it may be possible for a person to live without a fully functional pancreas, “it is the spread of the cancer to other vital organs that causes organ failure, and eventual death”, said Dr David Tai, a consultant medical oncologist at the National Cancer Centre Singapore, who added that the most common site of spread is the liver.

Ref: http://www.todayonline.com/daily-focus/why-cancer-pancreas-so-deadly?cid=todayfbcommented